How amazing is the massive Speers Point Variety Park? It’s a dream playground for families as there is something for children of all ages.
This two-hectare, fully fenced park sits on the shore of Lake Macquarie enabling you to enjoy family fun with scenic views and lake breezes.
The park features extensive play equipment including a giant 12 metre climbing tower which leads to a 9 metre spiral slide. There are swings and slides galore as well as a double flying fox and a spider web net.
Keep an eye out for all the musical features scattered around the park such as a xylophone and an area where kids can stomp on buttons on the floor to make music. If the temperature starts to rise, let them cool off in the water play area. (Just be sure to bring a change of clothes).
For a change of pace, bring the kids’ bikes or scooters and let them practice their riding on the bike circuit.
Built in part with funding and support from Variety, the Children’s Charity, the park is designed to accommodate special needs including a wheelchair accessible play boat, tactile orientation totem poles for people with visual impairments and a quiet zone retreat specifically designed to allow children to enjoy playing in a more passive environment. It’s lovely to see such an inclusive park, which accommodates children of all abilities.
Speers Point Variety Park has plenty of facilities available including covered picnic areas, BBQs, bubblers and bathroom facilities. There is also a café next door to the park, a great place for mothers’ groups to catch up for coffee or lunch.
Address: Main entry is at Park Road, off The Esplanade, Speers Point, NSW. The best parking for the bike circuit zone is at the end of Creek Reserve Road, which is accessed via the Five Islands roundabout.
Public Toilets: Yes
Water Fountain: Yes
Picnic Facilities: Covered picnic tables and park benches
Café Nearby: Yes. Cafe is located next to the park
Website: Variety Playground
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